SDCC 2022: Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt Returns! From Fred Van Lente and Jonathan Lau

The Lightning Vessel of the Awakened is back as writer Fred Van Lente and artist Jonathan Lau team up for a retelling of Peter Cannon’s origin and how he became the Living Thunderbolt. This action-packed series, Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt: Destroyer of Death, kicks off this November.

In the twenty-first century, the world is awash in would-be messiahs, crazed conspiracists, and apocalypse cults. One man strikes through the fog of deception with an awakened mind and lightning fists…. Cannon discovers the last surviving member of an order of mystics who has come to New York City to hunt the renegade master that destroyed his teachers and his parents. Now the Hidden One has enmeshed himself in the city’s elite and has marked Peter for death. Unfortunately for his enemies, though, Peter is the fabled lightning vessel of the awakened, whose strike collapses time and defies even death itself…he is the living thunderbolt!

Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt was the creation of writer, artist and New York City Police officer Peter Morisi and was published originally by Charlton Comics in 1966 as part of editor Dick Giordano’s “Action Heroes” superhero line. It was considered a thoughtful superhero comics with some of the first respectful invocations of Eastern Mysticism to appear in American pop culture. The character found a home at Dynamite in 2012 with a 10-issues series co-written by Steve Darnall and Alex Ross and drawn by Jonathan Lau. Now a decade later, Lau returns to the character with writer Van Lente.

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